Ipex Preview - Paper and Consumables - Timeline

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Key dates since Ipex 2006

August 2006
Swiss colour management giant Ciba Speciality Chemicals buys UK metallic effects firm MetalFX

January 2007
Garnett Papers UK signs up PaperCo to distribute its range of filemaster boards across the UK

March 2007
Stora Enso launches a wet strength label paper called EcoSet, designed for plastic water bottles

March 2007
Pomeroy Pressroom Products announces the launch of its Finito universal underblanket, which it claims is six times longer than conventional packing

April 2007
Flint Group acquires manufacturer and supplier of printing blankets and sleeves Day International to create a £1.7bn force in the consumables market

May 2007
Tullis Russell expands its Trucard portfolio with the introduction of Trucard 1 Matt, a solid bleached sulphate board that is fully coated on one side

June 2007
Howard Smith Papers launches Regency – a volume coated range that is FSC accredited and made from UK stock

July 2007
Stehlin Hostag lanches a range of sheetfed offset inks based in eco-friendly raw materials Inkredible

October 2007
Curtis Fine Papers launches Hidden Image, a security paper that looks like a standard paper, but which reveals text or images viewed through a verification lens

February 2008
Sun Chemical plans a global launch of a range of metallic inks after forming a relationship with a Chinese aluminium pigment manufacturer Nantong Shanjing

February 2008
PaperCo adds a business addition to its 9lives ‘born again’ range of recycled paper for transactional documents stationery and direct mail

March 2008
Paper merchant Robert Horne becomes the exclusive stockist of Sappi’s Tempo Silk coated grade

October 2008
Independent Paper adds its Amadeus brand to the 3R paper range. It is PEFC accredited and aimed at the publishing industry

January 2009
Sun Chemical launches a range of Optima digital solvent inks designed for use with Seiko Colour Painter, HP and Oce wide-format presses

March 2009
UPM launches digital grade UPM Digi for high-speed inkjet printing

April 2009
Ink supplier Druckfarben purchases the business and certain assets of Shackell Edwards

July 2009
Robert Horne releases its Revive recycled swatch with two new additions: Revive Pure White and Revive 25

January 2010
Sappi extends its Galerie range with the introduction of Galerie Fine Silk

March 2010
Sun Chemical unveils its new ‘white tile’ manufacturing facility in Frankfurt for low migration and low odour packaging inks, the group’s first of this kind worldwide

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